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Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc Select 2009

This Chenin Blanc Select is made just for us with prime Stellenbosch grapes aged nine months in French oak for unsurpassed complexity. But that’s not all … “I will not see another vintage like this for the rest of my life,” said head winemaker Ken Forrester. Growers were nervously chewing their fingernails and expecting seasonal rainfall to ruin the 2009 harvest (vines suck up the water – grapes get bigger but flavours are diluted). But the rain never appeared, growers’ patience paid off and grapes enjoyed a lengthy ripening period and achieved incredible depths of flavour. “Ken Forrester knows his Chenin Blanc inside out” (Jonathan Ray, Telegraph) and his FMC (Forrester Meinert Chenin) was Wine Spectator’s highest scoring South African white. This offers the same complexity and freshness – and it’s tremendous value. Don’t miss out!